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Jan 092022




Tom Brown from Heritage Apples in Clemmons, NC, will present this virtual program regarding his efforts to save heritage apples for future generations to enjoy.

  • Thursday, January 27, at 7:00 pm

Register here to receive the Zoom invitation immediately. Attendees of this program will be entered into a raffle for a one-time free admission pass to Longwood Gardens!

For additional information regarding Mr. Brown’s project, please go to

“Heritage Apples are the apples of our Grandparents and Great-grandparents. Their uses were varied–for drying, frying, fresh eating, Halloween treats, baking, brandy, cider (hard and sweet), vinegar, livestock feed, and much more. The diversity of their shapes, sizes, colors, textures, tastes and times of ripening was amazing. For every early farm family an extensive orchard was essential. As more and more land was settled, a well-developed orchard was a sure sign that civilization had reached the American frontier.

These old-timey apples are part of our agricultural heritage, but they are rapidly being lost forever. The trees are being cut down and the older people who remember the apple names are passing away. The window to still find and save these wonderful apples is rapidly closing.”